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Brothers and Sisters,

I am SC 70% with IU for PTSD as of 03/2004. Today I got a letter from the VA saying that I was going to be re-evaluated to make sure everything is proper. In my award letter it said "no further exams will be scheduled" and on the last page it said that I became P&T as of March 2004. Does anyone know about this re-evaluation? I don't have the date yet and they didn't call it a C&P. Is it really another C&P?

Thanks for your help,

Judi :angry:

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Judy-how long have you been out of the service-

MS, if manifested at 10% within 7 years after discharge- is a presumptive service connection.

38 USC 1101 (30 ans 38 CFR 3.309 (a) (2006)

"Well...I just got a call from my SO and he says I should not bring up the MS because they might say that the PTSD got better and the depression is from the MS"

I think he is out to lunch on that one.

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I've been out of the service since 1974.

Judy-how long have you been out of the service-

MS, if manifested at 10% within 7 years after discharge- is a presumptive service connection.

38 USC 1101 (30 ans 38 CFR 3.309 (a) (2006)

"Well...I just got a call from my SO and he says I should not bring up the MS because they might say that the PTSD got better and the depression is from the MS"

I think he is out to lunch on that one.

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I don't feel that my PTSD has gotten better. I feel like it has stayed the same. I don't know if MS could be caused by service. It's been too long I think. I know that PTSD can do stuff to you but I don't think they are connected...

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If you are unable to work how are they going to say your PTSD is better? They probably want to delve into

your stressor. That is their probable line of attack. If you have PTSD that is a fact. The nexus with service is what they may want to try and attack. Do you have PTSD from combat or non combat issue? If you have combat awards they are barking up the wrong tree I think. I am guessing on this but what else could it be unless you have gone back to work and tell them you are better. Are you taking your meds?

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If I have already been granted SC for PTSD/MST how can they attack it? I had a lawyer who found the evidence to prove the attacks. I do not have any combat awards as the MST happened in the US during Vietnam. I haven't worked and I sent the form in about work in June. My daughter has revised her letter and she is going to send it out tomorrow. My counselor is going to write a letter for them too. She is VA so the information is already in their computers.

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